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Delegate responsibility to the Public Utility Commission (Abbott cronies) who then control the powerless ERCOT, leaving the GOP able to point fingers and whine about how gov't doesn't work. Here's a taste of the article:

Who's Responsible for the Texas Blackouts? – Texas Monthly

The independence of the Texas grid has long been a point of pride for the state’s politicians. But there are perhaps worse things than federal oversight. In 2011, when a less severe winter storm hit the Lone Star State, the grid suffered rolling blackouts. FERC issued a report that recommended that Texas winterize power generators to prevent worse crises in the future. Several bills that would have acted on the FERC recommendations died, amid heavy lobbying from utility interests, in 2011 and subsequent sessions.
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